Save Flash Upload Count to EEPROM

Discussion in 'Embedded Systems and Microcontrollers' started by MrAl, Oct 15, 2015.

  1. MrAl

    Thread Starter AAC Fanatic!

    Jun 17, 2014
    Hello Members,

    [Arduino Uno, Nano]

    Anyone have a good way to save the flash upload count to the EEPROM?
    I wanted to keep track of the count of times a 'sketch' has been uploaded to the EEPROM just for reference. This would probably be something the compiler or IDE would have to keep track of somehow.

    I have one way now but it requires the user to type in the next number manually such as:
    unsigned int FlashCount=10;

    then upload, then the next time this has to be changed to:
    unsigned int FlashCount=11;

    then upload, etc., etc.

    It would be nice if this could be entered once somehow, then not worry about it anymore until the chip or board is changed to a different one. Every time the user uploads a sketch, the compiler changes the number in the program or is able to change it some other way without the user having to do anything else.

    Thanks :)
  2. OBW0549

    Distinguished Member

    Mar 2, 2015
    I'm not aware of any way to do that. Have you asked in the Arduino forums? Someone there might have a solution...
  3. MrAl

    Thread Starter AAC Fanatic!

    Jun 17, 2014

    No. Thought i might just get some ideas here.